You can call me Alex. My wife's name is Ann.
I can only repeat what the Church teaches: in a just war, such as the US war on Japan (and certainly in any other kind of war), it is immoral to deliberately target civilians. The attacks on Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki violated the Catholic principles of just war. This is quite regardless of how much better the world would have been if Japan were defeated faster, and quite regardless of what atrocities the Japanese committed.
When said civilians are contributing to the enemys ability to wage war they are. And no it is not against ‘’Catholic principals ‘’ An evil so malignant such as Nazism and Japanese aggression had to be eliminated. . And it is utter nonsense to dismiss what Japans army did. Again, it’s quite easy to be self-righteous 65 years on. Do you suppose if Japan had such a weapon they would not have used it? Principles don’t mean anything if you lose and in war there no second-place for the runner up. Are you sorry America won WW2?
The comments posted here should convince you that the Roman Catholic Church is made up of many cafeteria-catholics - both Democrat & Republican!